League of Legends PBE patch 13.16 cycle: All champion and item balance changes

League of Legends patch 13.16
League of Legends PBE patch 13.16 changes (Images via Riot Games)

New changes have made their way to the League of Legends PBE patch 13.16 cycle, and there are quite a number of champion and item balance updates expected to arrive in the Rift next week. Some of the biggest highlights of the patch are the buffs to Lulu, Caitlyn, Akali, and Brand, with nerfs making their way to Shaco (AP) and Shyvanna.

However, the League of Legends PBE patch 13.16 changes are tentative and may not reflect entirely in the official update next week. Riot Games will be testing the changes out in the test server before officially shipping them with the update, which is expected to go live on August 16, 2023.

Below is a list of all the champion and item changes in the League of Legends PBE patch 13.16 cycle.


League of Legends PBE patch 13.16 changes

1) Champion Buffs

Caitlyn

  • P number of headshot stacks reduced from 6 to 5
  • P crit ratio formula rewritten to be less cringe (damage is unchanged)

Akali

  • Q base damage increased from 40 - 140 to 40 - 145
  • Q energy cost reduced from 130 - 70 to 110 - 70

Brand

  • P mana restore increased from 20 - 40 to 30 - 50
  • Q AP ratio increased from 55% to 65%
  • E AP ratio increased from 45% to 50%

Ekko

  • Q outgoing base damage increased from 60 - 120 to 70 - 130
  • Q slow increased from 32% - 60% to 40% - 60%
  • W base shield increased from 70 - 150 to 100 - 180

Karma

  • Q AP ratio increased from 40% to 50%
  • R cooldown reduced from 40 - 34 seconds to 40 - 31
  • R Q explosion AP ratio increased from 60% to 70%

Lulu

  • Health growth increased from 88 to 92
  • Q AP ratio increased from 40% to 50%
  • Q reduced AP ratio increased from 10% to 15%
  • E damage AP ratio increased from 40% to 50%

Sylas

  • Base mana increased from 310 to 400

Wukong

  • Mana regen growth increased from 0.65 to 0.8
  • Q mana cost reduced from 40 to 20
  • W mana cost reduced from 80 - 40 to 60 - 40

2) Champion Nerfs

Shyvana

  • W base damage per tick reduced from 10 - 35 to 10 to 30
  • W bonus AD ratio per tick reduced from 15% to 10%
  • W on-hit damage changed from 50% of DoT damage to 5 - 13 + 5% bonus AD
  • On live, this nerf would be: 5 - 17.5 + 7.5% bonus AD to 5 - 13 + 5% bonus AD, but factoring in the nerf, it would only be a -2 base damage nerf at max rank

Shaco nerfs:

  • Base mana regen reduced from 7.15 to 6
  • W mana cost increased from 50 - 70 to 70 flat

3) Champion Adjustments

Tristana

  • Base health reduced from 670 to 640
  • Base armor increased from 26 to 30
  • Armor growth increased from 4.2 to 4.5
  • Base MR reduced from 30 to 28

Milio

  • Q slow reverted from 40% - 70% to 40% - 60%
  • Q base damage reduced from 80 - 340 to 80 - 320 (90 - 270 on live)
  • E AP ratio increased from 25% to 30%

4) Item Buffs

Axiom Arc

  • Base ult cooldown refund increased from 5% to 10%

Prowler's Claw

  • Cooldown reduced from 10 seconds to 5
  • Bonus AD ratio increased from 45%/30% to 55%/35%

Umbral Glaive

  • Lethality increased from 10 to 13

Serpent's Fang

  • Lethality increased from 12 to 15

5) Item nerfs

Duskblade of Draktharr nerf

  • Cooldown increased from 10 seconds to 30
  • Maximum damage reduced from 20% to 18%

League of Legends patch 13.16 release date

League of Legends patch 13.16 is expected to go live next week and will make its way to the Rift on August 16, 2023.